Dr. Adams has been teaching English Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Drama, Research Skills, and Oral Communication for over 40 years. Her students say she is kind, compassionate, efficient and funny. In the past, she has worked for the International School of Luxembourg, the University of Phoenix and Wichita State University. She is most passionate about the power of language. She has received several awards for her writing and has published many short stories. Personally speaking, she is keen on literature, film, drama, travelling and her children. When she’s not working, you might most likely find her at her son’s football match.

Dr. Elisabeth Adams

"There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein

Communications Lecturer
Online Campus
Education
1978

B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Acting, Case Western Reserve University, with minors in English and Psychology

1981

M.F.A., University of Arkansas, Creative Writing

1983

Studies in Dramaturgy, Yale University

1988

Doctor of Arts in English, State University of New York, University at Albany

2005

Oregon State Teaching License, George Fox University

Employment
2008-11

Head of English, Sandford International School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2006-06

Campus College Chair for General Studies, Human Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Education, University of Phoenix (Oregon Campus)

1992-98

Manager, Borders Books and Music (various locations)

1989-91

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Wichita State University

1988-89

Adjunct Instructor in Literature, Siena College and SUNY/Albany

Teaching
2015-

EU Business School: Communication Lecturer

2011-

Upper School English and Theory of Knowledge Teacher, International School of Luxembourg

2006-08

Language Arts Instructor, Beaverton School District, Oregon

1998-08

Adjunct Instructor in Writing, Oral Communication, Literature, Critical Thinking and Education, University of Phoenix, Oregon Campus

1992-94

Adjunct Instructor in English, John Carroll University

1989-91

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Wichita State University

1988-89

Adjunct Instructor in Literature, Siena College and SUNY/Albany